I have more funko pops than criterions and I beat myself everyday for it
good background noise while i ramble about my shitty relationship to my dumb bestie! nah for real, i respect the hell out of what this tried to do but at the end of the day, it simply didn't grasp my attention well enough for me to care on what's happening on screen. eh due for a rewatch.
I'm honestly kinda pissed. Kaufman thinks he can get away with these philosophical ideas that gets churned out through tedious dialogues. Then to put the cherry on top, present the film through these convoluted mess by warping it around an abrupt mindfuckery plot just to make sure it's 'arthouse certified' *wink* wink*. Like we get it man relationships and life are complicated boo hoo cry me a river whatever move on. Of course I didn't get it but you also know who wants 2 hours of his time back? Not me ha ha.
I kidd you not, the whole theater started bawling their eyes out like a little bitch and it's one of the most heavenly thing I got to witness, while my friend and i sit there rolling our eyes at every overly-emotional scene they tried to pull.
After having watched the supplementary interview with Roger Deakins, I think he made quite a powerful point that sums up the experience: "....it should be compulsory viewing because its the film that nearest depicts certain aspects of the war that I don't think anyone else has done."